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about today. president obama welcomes afghanistan's president hamid karzai. the two will discuss the nature of the troop presence in afghanistan after 2014, which is when the nato combat mission is declared over. the obama administration floated the idea of removing american troops all together. president karzai met with secretary of state clinton last night over dinner. and joe biden plans to deliver recommendations from the gun control task force to the president on tuesday. yesterday, the vice president met with representatives on various sides of the issue. the former head of a movie industry group argued movies aren't behind the violence. the nra step ahead way from discussions and said they were in attack of second amendment. dan lothian has been following developments for us this morning. sol folks said they see some consensus in some areas. when you listen to what the nra said, they sounded very disappointed with the meetings. >> that's right. we sort of expect thad coming in. it wasn't a very big, bold expectation from the nra, saying they were coming to simply listen to
. so i think it's an incredibly controversial choice and it looks like the second term of barack obama will be an in-your-face term. >> so what are some of the issues? start with israel. as you heard, a number of his opponents, especially on the republican or conservative side think chuck hagel is not a friend of israel and point to his position on iran sanctions. they say because of his position that iran sanctions essentially aren't effective, that that is another point against him. also, from the liberal side, comments about a dozen, maybe 14 years ago, that chuck hagel made about a candidate for an ambassadorial position, where he called him openly and aggressively gay. now, chuck hagel has since apologized for that, but that also raises some haggles among some people on the more liberal side. not going to be a friendly reception up in the senate, however, the white house obviously thinks they can pull it off. >> an interesting confirmation hearing, that's for sure. >> let's talk about secretary of state hillary clinton, whose illness people were mocking honestly. not sure i can us
has launched rockets as the war intensified. >>> president obama wants to you take part in his re-election celebration. inaugural committee releasing new details in the 2013 inauguration. >> in washington, d.c., one of many locations, participating in the national day of service. >> the committee has leased this new video here about events you can participate in on this national day of service during the inaugural weekend. it is a tradition the obamas started back in 2009. also supreme court justice sonja sotomayor will become the first latina to take part in a swearing in ceremony. scheduled to administer the oath of office for vice president joe biden. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is raring to go, according to a state department spokesperson. she is scheduled to return to work next week after a slew of medical problems. she plans to testify on the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi and they are working out a date with the senate foreign relations committee. >>> a big step for the children of sappedy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut. they boa
. president obama's controversial pick of the secretary of defense, firing back at those firing back at the president's pick. senator hagel says what our troops deserve as the president introduced his pick to the nation yesterday. >> chuck hagel's leadership of our military would be historic. the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretaries who has been wounded in war. and the first vietnam veteran to lead the department. >> let's get to brow anna keeler this morning. senator haggel gave his first interview to a newspaper in nebraska and said he has been unable to respond. what is he saying in the first interview? >> he said exactly what you said. this was an exclusive with "the lincoln journal star" and says critics have distorted his record and now he has a chance to answer some criticisms and. he says when he does he are show an accurate assessment of his record. unequivocal total support of his record. a lot have criticized his record. point to certain things like he called apac the main pro israel lobbying group the jewish lobby. he'
's spread over the weekend. >>> turning now to washington, d.c., president obama prepared to go, maybe, around congress to enact some tough new gun control laws that sort of comes, according to his vice president joe biden, talking about that yesterday on the eve of his meeting today between gun violence commission and the national rifle association, it's going to be a busy day for the vice president. later this morning he'll meet with sportsmen and wildlife groups. this afternoon it's representatives from gun owners groups including the nra and tonight he sits down with members from the -- executives from the entertainment industry. the white house saying they're in listening mode today and the vice president acknowledging that the president is prepared to use the powers of the presidency possibly to push through a comprehensive gun control plan. here's what he said. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. but we're compiling it all with help of the attorney general and all the rest of the c
pullout. afghan president hamm i had karzai and president obama meet friday in washington. >>> history made this year at the presidential inauguration. richard blanco will serve as the inauguration poet. he is the youngest and first latino. beyonce, kelly clarkson and james taylor will be musical guests. tune in to cnn for special coverage. live on the mall starting at 5:00 a.m. that day. january 22nd may be the day that hillary clinton testifies on the deadly attack in benghazi. she returned to work after being sidelined for weeks by illness. she is open to testify before she leaves her post. >>> hugo chavez' inauguration was scheduled to happen tomorrow, but treatment for cancer and a severe lung infection will keep him in cuba. does the constitutional lou the inauguration to be delayed? who is president in the meantime? an opposition leader is asking the high court if an inauguration later is even possible. >>> we could see all-time baseball greats shut out. barry bonds, roger sosa, and mike piazza and curt schilling on top of the list. "boston globe" dan shaughnessy called the ball
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